Be a CyberSecurity Champion
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). That’s why during October, we are joining other banks and businesses around the country as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Champions.
It's time to put scammers in their place.
Online scams aren't so scary when you know what to look for. Can You Spot a Phishing Scam? Every day, thousands of people fall victim to fraudulent emails, texts and calls from scammers pretending to be their bank. And in this time of expanded use of online banking, the problem is only growing worse.
We want every bank customer to become a pro at spotting a phishing scam—especially those from bank impostors. It starts with these four words: Banks Never Ask That. When you know what sounds suspicious, you’ll be less likely to be fooled. These top 3 phishing scams are full of red flags:
Text Message: If you receive a text message from someone claiming to be your bank asking you to sign in, or offer up your personal information, it’s a scam. Banks never ask that.
Email: Watch out for emails that ask you to click a suspicious link or provide personal information. The sender may claim to be someone from you bank, but it’s a scam. Banks never ask that.
Phone Call: Would your bank ever call you to verify your account number. No! Banks never ask that. If you’re ever in doubt that the caller is legitimate, just hang up and call the bank directly at a number you trust.
What’s Your Scam Score?
Take five minutes to become a scamspotter pro by taking the #BanksNeverAskThat quiz. Encourage your friends and family to test their scam savviness, too. The more scamspotters out there, the harder it is for phishing criminals to catch their next victim!
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